Sandal Primary School children are proud of the School Council. They think it is very important that they can are share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions about things that matter to them and that these views are taken into consideration and valued. We like everyone to be able to contribute to the way things happen in school.
Our school council gives every child in school a ‘voice’ through each elected class representative so that everyone in school can ‘have their say’.
The meetings are held for an hour every half term and the council discusses each item from the prepared agenda. The year 6 children have important roles within the meetings and the children all vote for a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer. Mrs Stothers supports the children and helps them to run their School Council, although it is the chairperson who leads the meetings and raises the items on the agenda for the children to take it in turns to discuss.
The objectives of the school council are to:
- Give pupils the right to say what they think
- Listen to and consider complaints made by pupils
- Allow pupils to present new initiatives and ideas
- Allow pupils to talk about what is important to them
- Help the school managers and governors understand what concerns the pupils
- Find out and share what matters and give information to everyone in school
- Help make our school the very best it can be
The councillors feedback information to their classes about what has happened during the meeting and this usually leads to further discussion and debate.